Category Archives: Sermons

Truth Considered as a Holy Currency

This morning I want to talk about truth. It is in the readings for today. In the gospel reading from John Thomas discovers the truth of the resurrection. He hears the other disciples telling him that Jesus had appeared to … Continue reading

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Resurrection is Justice

A sermon preached at the Parish of St. Dunstan, Gordon Head on Easter Sunday 2018. Gordon Head  is a neighbourhood located in the District of Saanich, which part of the Greater Victoria Region on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Alleluia! … Continue reading

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Three Poems in Lieu of a Proper Sermon for Epiphany 2018

Journey of the Magi                         T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised a Unitarian. After attending Harvard he went to Oxford in 1914 to work on a doctorate in philosophy. After his marriage in 1916 he … Continue reading

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Echoes of Grief: Remembrance Day 2017

A Sermon preached on the Sunday before Remembrance Day, November 5, 2017 at St. Dunstan’s, Gordon Head, Victoria BC Grief. Peace. Nation. These are the three overlapping themes of Remembrance Day; but the greatest of these is grief. Grief was … Continue reading

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The Origins of Evensong

A Sermon preached on The Seventh Sunday after Trinity (Year I ) Evensong 7:00 PM, July 30, 2017 The Parish of St. John the Baptist, South Cowichan BC According to Wikipedia, a baseball is: a ball used in the sport … Continue reading

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St. Patrick, Missionary Bishop to Ireland

[This blog posting is heavily in debt to Thomas O’Loughlin’s Discovering Saint Patrick (New York NY/MahwahNJ: Paulist Press, 2005). If you are serious about Patrick you’ll read this book] There are few historical figure burdened with more legends, myths, and … Continue reading

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The Christmas You Need: Choose from Five

I posted this two years ago, the last time I was on a medical leave of absence from work. It’s a sermon I’ve preached three times – once fourteen or fifteen years ago in the Parish of Pender and Saturna … Continue reading

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